I was not born in Texarkana, but I was born in Texas. Can I obtain a certificate in your office?

Yes, if you were born in Texas, we can provide a certificate. It is an abstract of the original issued from the state website. However, if you are needing a certificate to leave the country, apply for a passport or go on a cruise, please contact the county where you were born, www.vitalchek.com or www.texas.gov for the long form of your birth record. Certificates that include the "I" after the file number may or may not be accepted when applying for a passport.

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1. Who can request a certified copy of a birth or death certificate?
2. What if I am not an immediate family member?
3. What is tangible interest?
4. What if I don't have a valid I.D. or Driver License?
5. Can I request a "copy" of my birth certificate without paying he $23 fee?
6. I was not born in Texarkana, but I was born in Texas. Can I obtain a certificate in your office?
7. What is the difference between a "Long" form and an "Abstract" birth certificate?
8. I know I was born in Texas, but there is not a record on file for me. What do I need to do?